Around 88 percent people who had been rendered homeless by the 2015 April Earthquake in Sindhupalchowk have now shifted to new homes. Sindhupalchwok was one of the districts most affected by the quake.
As said by District Project Unit Grants Management and Local Infrastructure chief Bharat Acharya, a total of 76,980 families have shifted to new homes.
Till mid April, total 90,579 families were eligible beneficiaries for receiving the house construction grants and of them 76,980 have already received the third installment, said project implementation unit chief Santosh Niraula.
Sixteen families have returned grant money of Rs 50,000 they had received in the first installment for not building homes.
Meanwhile, a park is going to be constructed at Khajilung of Dhuskun of Tripurasundari rural municipality-3 in the district to promote local tourism. The park will feature a 39-feet tall idol of Buddha , said ward chair Sukadev Risal. Earlier, the Bagmati state government had allocated Rs 15 million to build the Buddha’s idol. Now, nine Bhutanese craft-persons are working to make the idol.
Meanwhile, China has assisted medical equipment to the Bhotekoshi rural municipality. The assistance includes 5,000 pieces of medical masks, 2,000 pieces of N-95 mask, five sets of special thermometer, 50 sets of normal thermometer, 50 sets of isolation gowns and 200 sets of PPE (personal protection equipment). Senior officials from a county-level and Khasa Administration met with rural municipality vice chair Dabuti Sherpa on the Miteri Bridge along the Nepal-China border and handed the assistance as per the commitment made during the border security meeting held a month ago.
Likewise, the Lisangkhupakhar rural municipality had distributed food assistance of 459 families facing troubles during the lockdown against COVID-19 crisis. Each relief package consists of 15 kilos of rice, pulse and edible oil, rural municipality chief administrative officer Purna Dulal said.
Source: National News Agency